The market breadth indicating the overall health of the market was weak. The barometer index, the S&P BSE Sensex, was currently down 260.84 points or 1% at 25,771.54.
Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold shares worth a net Rs 2080.01 crore yesterday, 25 August 2015, as per provisional data released by the stock exchanges. Domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 1963.09 crore yesterday, 25 August 2015, as per provisional data.
The S&P BSE Sensex was down 260.84 points or 1% at 25,771.54. The index rose 30.89 points at the day’s high of 26,063.27 at the onset of trading session. The index fell 344.69 points at the day’s low of 25,687.69 at the onset of trading session.
The CNX Nifty was down 84.55 points or 1.07% at 7,796.15. The index hit a high of 7,866.10 in intraday trade. The index hit a low of 7,785.60 in intraday trade.
The BSE Mid-Cap index was down 132.60 points or 1.26% at 10,427.72. The BSE Small-Cap index was down 116.94 points or 1.09% at 10,577.73. The decline in both these indices was higher than the Sensex’s decline in percentage terms.
The market breadth indicating the overall health of the market was weak. On BSE, 809 shares fell and 272 shares rose. A total of 43 shares were unchanged.
Shares of Jindal Steel & Power (JSPL) were down 2.47%. With regard to news item titled “JSPL likely to sell controlling stake in overseas mines”, JSPL clarified after market hours yesterday, 25 August 2015, in the process of evaluating various options and when at the time of confirmed decision making, the company will intimate the same.
Trading of CNX Nifty futures on the Singapore stock exchange indicates that the Nifty could fall 83 points at the opening bell as most Asian stocks were trading lower.
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